During Milan Design Week April 12 -17, Dutch design group Tuttobene will stage a group presentation focused on the idea that designs within reach of the consumer are the result of a sustainable production chain.
This year, Tuttobene presents designers who make sustainable design industrially applicable on a large scale—from a Sheep Chair (above) and Tex-Tiles that combine bathroom tiles with LED lighting, to 3D printed design and laser-cut chandeliers. The exhibition as a whole shows that Dutch designers are ahead of the game when it comes to increasing the sustainability of the production process and that substantial progress is being made with designs that are suitable for a larger market. It provides ongoing insight disguised as tables, chairs, lamps and numerous other objects.
The 2011 edition showcases 14 designers: Barbara Vos, Collective Paper Aesthetics, Hendrik', Jolanda van Goor, Laurien Oversier, Louise Cohen, Melle Koot, Melt Interieur, Temporary collective Teun & Floris, Studio Jacob de Baan, Studio Sjoerd Jonkers, Tanja Soeter, Vormstudio and Willem Schilder.
On March 31, 20,000 free hard copies of Connecting the Dots, the English-language magazine showcasing all Dutch designers, will be distributed. The magazine provides all relevant information on the entire Dutch contribution and gives readers an overview of all the Netherlands has to offer in Milan in 2011.
The second edition of Connecting the Dots includes 79 companies and organizations and a total of 123 designers. The magazine contains substantive articles on design: an interview with Diana Krabbendam, an article on the methods of self-producing Dutch and Italian designers, an item on a selection of nine Dutch designers living and working abroad, as well as a restaurant guide written by culinary connoisseur Diletta Toniolo.
The design of Connecting the Dots is provided by graphic design studio Koehorst in ‘t Veld, previously responsible for the art direction of the international trade journal Fame Magazine.